Loan Scam – firstname.lastname@example.org
The below loan scam email was sent to an email address that exists only to catch scam emails. It has never been used to register on any site, only to communicate with scammers.
From: "Sands-Vankerk, Linda" <email@example.com> Subject: To: Undisclosed recipients:;
I offer LOAN of all kinds at an affordable Interest rate of 3% per annual. Interested borrower should contact me now via my official email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is this a loan scam?
- It was sent from a totally different email address to the one that you are asked to reply to and the address used to send it belongs to a US educational establishment.
- The email address used is a free Gmail address.
- The email was mass-mailed to many recipients using BCC.
- The email gives no indication of who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by.